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Turkey connects to the trans-European transport network

Transportation Information Management System

The Republic of Turkey is working closely with the European Union (EU) to improve transport connections within the framework of the accession process. The Trans-European transport Network (TET-T) aims to facilitate the movement of people and goods through the connection of national networks (road, rail, air and sea) to establish transport infrastructure which is as optimized as possible.

The development of TEN-T in Turkey is strategic for political, social and economic reasons, both for the country and the EU. Turkey is an important transport node connecting Europe with the Caucasus and the Middle East, so the improvement of its transport infrastructure will be beneficial for economic and social integration with the EU and neighbouring countries.

Within this objective, IDOM has collaborated with the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Turkey (MoTMC) in the design of a central database and the implementation of a Transport Information Management System (TIMS) that includes a viewer (see here). With the development of the TIMS, the MoTMC has obtained a robust tool to monitor the development of TEN-T in Turkey.

April 26, 2018

Digital Infrastructures

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What is the TIMS?

The TIMS is a strategic project undertaken by the MoTMC, with co-financing from the European Union. It is based on geographic information systems (GIS) and incorporates capacity to analyse the current state of the TEN-T for Turkey and its future needs.


With the latest data collected and available in a central database of all modes of transport, decision-makers will be able to develop transport policies and make more precise investment decisions. The TIMS has become a solid base that allows the incorporation of new technologies related to the modelling and analysis of transport networks.



Photo 1: IDOM Team at the Ankara High Speed Station: Joaquín Muñoz Gálvez, Ferah Tanatar and Essam Adel. Photo 2: High-speed train of the State Railways of the Republic of Turkey (TCDD).

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